Rome, in the Nineteenth Century: Containing a Complete Account of the Ruins of the Ancient City, the Remains of the Middle Ages, and the Monuments of Modern Times, Volume 3

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A. Constable and Company, 1820
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Page iii - ROME in the NINETEENTH CENTURY. Containing a complete Account of the Ruins of the Ancient City, the Remains of the Middle Ages, and the Monuments of Modern Times.
Page 418 - O'er the hush'd deep the yellow beam he throws Gilds the green wave, that trembles as it glows. On old /Egina's rock, and Idra's isle, The god of gladness sheds his parting smile; O'er his own regions lingering, loves to shine, Though there his altars are no more divine.
Page 129 - Bishops were also set with prepious stones ; and their splendid dresses, and long wavy beards of silver whiteness, gave them a most venerable and imposing appearance. The procession issued forth into the Sala Borgia, (the hall behind the Sistine Chapel,) and marched round it, forming nearly a circle ; for by the time the Pope had...
Page 138 - Tavola : the thirteen priests were seated in a row at the table, which was spread with a variety of dishes, and adorned with a profusion of flowers. The pope gave the blessing, and walking along the side of the table opposite to them, handed each of them bread, then plates, and lastly, cups of wine. They regularly all rose up to receive what he presented ; and the pope having gone through the forms of service, and given them his parting benediction, left them to finish their dinner in peace. •...
Page 137 - They were all dressed in loose white gowns, with white caps on their heads, and clean woollen stockings, and were seated in a row along the wall, under a canopy. When the Pope entered and took...
Page 161 - ... trumpet, from the farther end of the church. A long band of priests advanced, loaded with still augmenting magnificence, as they ascended to the higher orders. Cloth of gold and embroidery of gold and silver, and crimson velvet, and mantles of spotted ermine, and flowing trains, and attendant train-bearers, and mitres, and crucifixes glittering with jewels, and priests, and patriarchs, and bishops, and cardinals, dazzled our astonished eyes, and filled the long length of St.
Page 129 - ... marched round it, forming nearly a circle, for by the time the pope had got out, the leaders of the procession had nearly got back again ; but they found the gates of the chapel closed against them, and...
Page 340 - This beautiful temple," observes a recent traveller, " which stands on the very spot where the eye of taste would have placed it, and on which it ever reposes with delight, is one of the most attractive features of the scene, and perhaps gives to Tivoli its greatest charm."— ("Rome in the Nineteenth Century,
Page 83 - Above the heads of the heavenly coursers hovers the morning star, in the form of a youthful cherub, bearing his flaming torch. Nothing is more admirable in this beautiful composition than the motion given to the whole. The smooth and rapid step of the circling Hours as they tread on the fleecy clouds; the fiery steeds ; the whirling wheels of the car ; the torch of Lucifer, blown back by the velocity of his advance ; and the form of Aurora borne through the ambient air till you almost fear she should...
Page 154 - Dofolado's letters. ness, painted with images of the virgin and Christ, which had previously been blessed, was set upright in the vase; more Latin prayers were mumbled — one of the Jews was brought, the bishop cut the sign of the cross in the hair, at the crown of his head, then, with a silver ladle, poured some of the water upon the part, baptizing him in the usual forms, both the godfathers and he having agreed to all that was required of them.

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